Congratulations to both David Wadds and Dave Carney on passing their exam and practical assessment for the Fit2Fit scheme. The Fit2Fit RPE Fit Test Providers Accreditation Scheme is designed to confirm the competency of any person performing face piece fit testing.
Employers need to be aware it is legal requirement that workers using tight fitting respiratory protective equipment (face pieces/masks) must be fit tested by a competent person. If you are an employer are you sure that the RPE you provide to your employees fits them properly? Are you sure the face fit test was carried out competently? You ought to be, because the health of your employees could be at serious risk.
In preparing the Fit2Fit RPE fit testers accreditation scheme, BSIF and other industry stakeholders have worked closely with the experts in Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Following this scheme is not compulsory and employers are free to take other action to comply with the law. But if you follow this scheme, you will be doing enough to demonstrate good practice.
Health & Safety Executive